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Black Business Saturday

Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm • Organized By St. Louis Startup Week
4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


Enjoy food, music, shopping, guest speakers and connecting with small black business! Entrance is free and open to the public.

Wrap up Cortex Innovation Community's STL Startup Week with our "Black Business Saturday"Event on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Come out and Support Black Businesses by buying black.


Cortex Innovation Community

4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis MO 63110

Schedule 10am-3pm

Shopping with Vendors 10am-3pm

Local Food Trucks 10am-3pm

Panel Discussion 12pm-12:45pm

Special Guest Speaker 1pm-1:45pm

Thank you to our Sponsors

Cortex Innovation Community

Root Soil & Water Skincare Company


Sign-up showcase your business whether it's product, service or both. Spaces are going fast!

This is an indoor and outdoor event. Spaces indoor and outdoor are offered on a first come first serve basis. After you sign up, details for parking , set-up and shut-down, and booth location will be communicated via email.

Tables are provided. If you select an outdoor space please feel free to bring a tent. Tents are not provided.

All hot food vendors will be outdoors.

Follow us on Social Media to Find out who our local vendors will be!

Facebook: @BlackBusinessSaturday

Instagram: @BlackBusinessSaturday

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Cortex Innovation Community
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
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